Our employees and consultants excel in the knowledge and use of the S1000D® specification.
S1000D® approach to technical publications has been applied globally throughout nations and industries. After being rolled out, it proved to improve and stabilize the products life-cycle of technical publications considerably. In Denmark, it is widely applied by the Danish Defence.
One of the core principles of S1000D® is to create technical information once, in a structured and modular way. Then reuse it many times, inside a given publication or in an environment of a given program, and finally utilize it both in a variety of electronic formats and as traditionally printed manuals. Through a series of interface modules, it offers multilateral options for integrating technical information with product data and business processes.
The advantages of utilizing S1000D® are:
- Long-term cost-effective solutions
- Uniform document handling
- Improved information quality
The only drawback of S1000D® is high implementation costs. However, for establishing a reliable environment for handling technical data for complex programs (like planes, trains, other land vehicles, ships, and their multiple sub-systems), that is inevitable, whatever standard is used. The increase of global stakeholders in the S1000D® development proves its superiority versus competitive specifications defined for similar purposes.
S1000D® was initially developed for military aircrafts by AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD). Today the primary stakeholders in the development of the S1000D® are three associations: ASD, Aerospace Industries Association of America (AIA), and ATA e-Business Program.
The content of the specification has been enhanced to accommodate the requirements for land, sea and commercial equipment. S1000D® is part of the S-series of ILS (Integrated Logistics Support) specifications. The whole S-Series of Specification including the SX000i for ILS is being developed with the purpose of harmonizing data generation, exchange and management processes within the entire life-cycle of any product, however complex, in the civil and defense industry.
By teaming up with one of the leading S1000D® specialists, idoc has assisted companies and programs of scale varying from large and complex to small test projects to define S1000D® business rules and to implement S1000D® with the highest efficiency and quality possible. We can do the same for you and your program.